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Crappies relate to all kinds of edges and if you're interested in finding them, that's where you'll have to look. Edges are breaks in the underwater habitat and can include weedlines, fallen trees, docks, deep rocks, old creek channels and even where clear and muddy water meet. Called papermouths, specks and speckled bass, these sleek panfish will relate closely to wood or man-made structures. Throughout their seasonal movements, living on the edge plays an important part in the crappies' behavior. During those rare times of suspending in open water, crappies can be found with an electronic fish-finder. Otherwise, look for the edges!
|Sheri Ann Richerson|